After the unsolved murder of his wife, Adrian Monk develops obsessive-compulsive disorder, which includes his terror of germs and contamination. His condition costs him his job as a prominent homicide detective in the San Francisco Police Department, but he continues to solve crimes with the help of his assistant and his former boss.
The Defective Detective.
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Did You Know?
The police station where Stottlemeyer and Disher work, as well as several crimes throughout the series, are said to be located on Vinton Street in San Francisco. However, the real Vinton is in Madison, New Jersey, where Series Creator Andy Breckman
lives. The market in Monk: Mr. Monk and the Buried Treasure
(2007)(season six, episode six) was called Vinton Street Market, but that was not its actual name. See more
It is quite obvious to anyone who knows the real San Francisco Bay Area that the series was not filmed there. There are numerous references to extreme temperatures (when the Bay Area is famous for its year-round mild temps) as well as large rolling hills with nothing on them (SF is very densely populated with little left untouched). See more
I'm calling the Captain.
Referenced in 500 Days of Summer
Performed by Jeff Beal
(all season one episodes) See more